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Laughter in the Dark Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Argus Theater

The Argus is the shabby Berlin cinema house in which Albert Albinus' and Margot Peters first meet. She works there as an usher. Albert first drops in to kill some time before a meeting. He returns regularly to see the beautiful face lit by a flashlight, looking like it belongs on a Old Masters' canvas.

Brigaud

Brigaud is the fashionable Swiss resort town above which Axel Rex rents a small chalet for his ostensible patient, the blind Albert Albinus and his ostensible niece, Margot Peters. Brigaud is near Zurich, where Albert gets his depressing diagnosis.

Grasse

Grasse is a town in southeast France in the foothills of the Alps where Albert Albinus is treated after his near-fatal driving accident, swerving in the mountains to avoid two oncoming bicyclists.

56 Kaiserallee

Albert and Elisabeth Albinus live with their daughter Irma in a nicely-appointed upstairs flat on the Kaiserallee...

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